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2021 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina

13 Colleges
1,254 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,520 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Communication & Journalism School for You

Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South CarolinaIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,254 bachelor's degrees from a South Carolina school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking analyzed 13 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those communication and journalism schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools in South Carolina

Check out the communication and journalism programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools

#1

Furman University

Greenville, SC

Furman University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Furman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Greenville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Furman, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking.

The average student at Furman graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $33,813. This means that the average student pays around $137,957 to get a bachelor’s degree from Furman. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of South Carolina - Columbia. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population. Carolina also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina rankings.

The average student at Carolina graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,917. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Carolina is $167,651. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Columbia College landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. Columbia College South Carolina is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Columbia. Columbia College South Carolina not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Columbia College South Carolina is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,046. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Columbia College South Carolina is $88,183. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

Our rankings recognize Claflin University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Claflin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Orangeburg. Claflin also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina rankings.

The average student at Claflin graduates in less than 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,697. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Claflin be around $87,755. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#5

North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Greenville University. Located in the rural area of Tigerville, North Greenville is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at North Greenville, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at North Greenville to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,352. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from North Greenville is $103,983. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#6

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

Winthrop University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Winthrop is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Rock Hill. Winthrop also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina rankings.

It takes the average student at Winthrop about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,359. This means that the average student pays around $123,645 to get a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#7

Benedict College

Columbia, SC

Benedict College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Benedict College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbia.

The average student at Benedict College graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,715. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Benedict College is $72,710. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Charleston Southern University. Located in the medium-sized city of Charleston, CSU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at CSU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $25,451. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from CSU be around $110,712. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of South Carolina - Aiken landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value communication and journalism schools. USCA is a small public school located in the suburb of Aiken. In addition to being on our best value list, USCA has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina ranking.

At USCA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,881. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from USCA be around $111,285. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to College of Charleston. Located in the medium-sized city of Charleston, C of C is a public college with a fairly large student population. C of C also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism in South Carolina rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at C of C to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $37,409. This means that the average student pays around $155,621 to get a bachelor’s degree from C of C. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 778
Florida 5,356
Virginia 2,014
Georgia 2,936
North Carolina 3,586
Tennessee 1,630
West Virginia 425
Alabama 1,729
Louisiana 894
Kentucky 1,576
Arkansas 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 771
Public Relations & Advertising 298
Journalism 99
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 75
Communication & Journalism (Other) 11

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 1,701
Education 1,665
Psychology 1,543
History 449
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 154

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Josh Hallett.

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